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Fire Note 110 - smoke composition
Tue, 11/06/2013
Fire Note 110 focuses on the influence of the physical condition of different plant species from forests and grasslands in eastern and northern Australia.
The proposed new FDR system will incorporate new elements
Fri, 07/06/2013
Three interim reports into a new science-based fire danger rating system are now available on the Bushfire CRC website.
Dr Lachie McCaw from DEC launches the Research Advisory Forum
Fri, 07/06/2013
The biannual Bushfire CRC Research Advisory Forum was hosted by the Western Australia Department of Conservation and Environment (DEC) in late May at its new premises in Perth.
Participants on the field trip to Margaret River
Fri, 07/06/2013
The Fire, Weather and Risk Workshop attracted almost 100 participants to Busselton, Western Australia on 15-17 of May 2013.
FireDST is a proof of concept simulation system
Mon, 13/05/2013
Fire Note 109 reports on the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool (FireDST), a proof of concept simulation system that aims to provide critical fire planning information to emergency services, government and the public.
Bushfire CRC logo
Thu, 09/05/2013
The Governing Board of your Bushfire CRC had one if its regular meetings on 17 April 2013. At that meeting the Board was advised that there was some confusion surrounding the Bushfire CRC. The following should provide some clarity.
The Research Forum at the Perth 2012 conference
Thu, 09/05/2013
The latest in fire science from around Australia and internationally will be showcased at this year’s Research Forum, which kicks off the AFAC and Bushfire CRC annual conference in Melbourne on 2 September.
The Bushfire CRC is a finalist in a number of awards at the CRCA conference
Thu, 09/05/2013
The Bushfire CRC is a finalist in a number of awards at the national Cooperative Research Centre Association annual conference in Melbourne next week.

In the media...

Canberra Times
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ABC 774 Melbourne
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Yahoo News
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Milton Ulladulla Times
Tue, 03/12/2013
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South Coast Register
Fri, 29/11/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
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The Age
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Mon, 07/10/2013
Stawell Times
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Cowra Community News
Mon, 07/10/2013
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

More than a decade ago, Australia and New Zealand embarked on a coordinated fire science program through the Bushfire CRC – the first such effort to include a broad scope of scientific disciplines that was nationally coordinated and addressing user needs.

The bushfires of the scale experienced on Black Saturday in 2009 raised many research questions for...

Posted: 9 weeks 6 days ago

As the research is progressively completed in coming months, communicating the outputs to partners will be the major focus of the Bushfire CRC. This is an exciting time, and we aim to make it as easy as possible for both end users and researchers. Two final reports are already complete, for the...

Nathan Maddock
Communications Officer Bushfire CRC

Media Releases

Wed, 23/02/2011
Residents of the Perth hills areas affected by the recent bushfires will be invited to take part in a study of how communities deal with fire.
Wed, 06/10/2010
Seasonal bushfire outlook 2010
Across southern Australia, above-normal fire potential is expected over the remaining drought affected parts of the southeast, including much of Victoria, and west coast areas of South Australia, for summer 2010-11.
Tue, 31/08/2010
The Victorian State Government this week launched a fire prediction and early warning system based on Bushfire CRC research that will deliver detailed information on the spread of fires to help protect communities in the event of a bushfire.
Tue, 10/08/2010
Greater cooperation between agencies could assist national efforts to prevent deliberately lit bushfires, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) latest report.
Fri, 06/08/2010
Wind – the key factor for dangerous bushfire weather Wind speed plays a bigger role than temperature in creating dangerous conditions for bushfires, says Dr Andrew Dowdy a physicist from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Sat, 31/07/2010
A national bushfire research institute will be established to build upon the gains of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and the findings of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Recent FireNotes

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Fire Note 122: This completed PhD research examined the role that warning fatigue plays in the risk perceptions, warning response and decision-making processes of people living in...

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Fire Note 121: This pilot research project applied the process of ‘place mapping’, a new approach for fire and land management agencies, to gain a better understanding...

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Fire Note 120: This research is investigating whether shorter, more frequent shifts are a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire...

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Fire Note 119: January 2013 saw NSW areas around Yass, Shoalhaven and Coonabarabran impacted by large fires. At the request of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the Bushfire...

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Fire Note 118: Better management of emergency incidents can reduce any adverse consequences on communities. This Fire Note discusses research into multi-agency emergency...

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Fire Note 117: The research findings presented in this Fire Note explain that different psychological processes between individuals drives their decision making....

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Fire Note 116: Large areas of southern Australia, especially along the east and west coasts extending inland, face above normal fire potential for the 2013-2014 fire season,...

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Fire Note 115: This Fire Note outlines a study on the amount of water needed as forests recover after fire. Research shows that after three years mixed species...